Amazon lays off several staffers for leaking customers' info

Darnell Taylor
January 14, 2020

Amazon denies that camera Ring have been broken into by third parties. The company also sent an email to customers about the issue.

"As a result, the employee has been terminated, and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution".

Inc said it had fired employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers to an unspecified third party, the second time this week the technology giant acknowledged some workers had improperly accessed customer data.

Several Amazon customers have received notifications that their sensitive information, including their email address, phone numbers, and even their phone numbers have been compromised, an Amazon spokesperson said. Amazon's spokesperson declined to share more details about the number of customers affected or how many employees were involved.

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TechCrunch reported on the Amazon customer email leak earlier Friday. It said the employee has been fired because of the leak, and that no other information related to the user accounts were shared externally. The e-mail said a single Amazon employee was found to be responsible for the theft, but later stated that more than one Amazon employee was responsible.

Not much is known about this particular incident.

Ring came in news for all the wrong reasons where customers' in-house cameras were broke into and the hackers tried to intimated the residents, including children.

Last year, it was claimed that companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Spotify were not informed enough about the use of their personal data in violation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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